Program Outcome


A student successfully completing this program will be able to do the following:
 
  • Communicate effectively with peers, customers, technical support staff, and supervisors through verbal and written modes. 
  • Perform required mathematical calculations for the trade, including pipefitting calculations.
  • Perform required work safely in accordance with federal and state regulations. 
  • Understand the natural physical laws that govern the plumbing and heating trades.
  • Read and interpret the blueprints of the plumbing and heating trades as well as other related trades. 
  • Recognize, troubleshoot, and install safe electrical wiring for the associated heating and plumbing appliances, lighting, receptacles, and supply circuits from the electrical service panel.
  • Perform pipe joining procedures for all major piping systems, including PVC, copper, iron, and plastic (PEX). 
  • Demonstrate the safe use of hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrate correct installation and servicing of jet and submersible pumps. 
  • Install plumbing pipes and fixtures according to the Maine Plumbing Code.
  • Demonstrate correct and safe implementation of routine plumbing service procedures. 
  • Demonstrate proper welding and soldering techniques for copper and iron pipe installations.
  • Demonstrate the safe and correct procedure for wiring heating appliances, such as warm air furnaces and boilers. 
  • Install oil or gas supply lines in a building.
  • Estimate heating loads for a building. 
  • Design a warm air duct system.
  • Size and install piping systems for hot water boilers according to the Maine codes. 
  • Install control systems for various types of heating systems.
  • Perform routine service and troubleshooting on #1 and #2 fuel oil and gas fired heating equipment.